Ziggy Marley: We Need to Ban Pesticides in Pot
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After decades of struggle, marijuana legalization is finally sweeping the land – now, with the expansion of cannabis, we must be careful both as consumers and as businesses to not allow the industry to put profits above the health and wellbeing of the people. Consumers must take the lead in holding the marijuana industry – including growers, dispensaries and brands – to high moral and This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Ziggy Marley: We Need to Ban Pesticides in...

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Drake Confirms ‘Scorpion’ Album Details via Jacket Photo
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Drake teased a new album via Instagram on Monday, posting a photo of him in a jacket reading “Scorpion” and “June Twenty-Eighteen.” Rolling Stone has confirmed that Scorpion refers to the rapper’s upcoming album title. The “God’s Plan” rapper revealed little else about the forthcoming This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Drake Confirms ‘Scorpion’ Album Details via Jacket...

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‘The Four’: Judges Diddy, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor Return, Minus Charlie Walk
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Sean Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor will return for the second season of The Four without music executive Charlie Walk, who faced a series of sexual misconduct allegations, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: ‘The Four’: Judges Diddy, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor Return, Minus Charlie...

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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music
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Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album, DAMN., becoming the first non-classical or jazz artist to receive the honor. The Pulitzer board announced the selection on This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for...

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R. Kelly Accused by Woman of ‘Grooming’ Her for Cult, STD Infection
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A Dallas woman who alleges she was “being groomed for R. Kelly‘s sex cult” has filed a police report against the singer over “a sexual assault incident resulting in serious bodily This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: R. Kelly Accused by Woman of ‘Grooming’ Her for Cult, STD...

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How the ACM Awards Dropped the Ball on Recognizing Route 91 Tragedy
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A few hours prior to Sunday’s 53rd ACM Awards in Las Vegas, an interesting and unexpected initiative was launched on social media. Dubbed #FansFirst, artists like Thomas Rhett posted lengthy messages about how the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting affected them personally and stated they’d be wearing special numeral lapel pins on the red carpet in honor of the 851 injured and the 58 killed, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: How the ACM Awards Dropped the Ball on Recognizing...

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Kanye West’s New Album: Everything We Know
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Hip-hop icon Kanye West has been laying pretty low since the 2016 tour following his seventh album, The Life of Pablo, abruptly came to a halt: He  This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Kanye West’s New Album: Everything We...

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Plot 2018 Summer Tour
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Jason Isbell has touring steadily since releasing The Nashville Sound in 2017, and now he and the 400 Unit are set to keep rolling well into the summer with another three months of shows that include support from Aimee Mann and Brandi Carlile. Isbell is currently making a sweep through the southern United States, with a European jaunt set to take place in June. In July he and the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Jason Isbell and the 400...

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Monday, 16 April 2018
The Comedy Tornado: Michelle Wolf Is Late-Night’s Lady of Not Nice
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Some comedians break through with a particular shtick. Michelle Wolf has made her name by throwing tornadoes of precise punch-lines at everything from Wonder Woman’s lame lasso of truth to dating, rape, zits, periods, farts, Bill Cosby’s lazy eye, and her own resemblance to both of Hollywood’s Annies – the white and the black versions. “My main objective is to be funny, to be making This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: The Comedy Tornado: Michelle Wolf Is Late-Night’s Lady of...

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Hear Drew Holcomb Talk Rewriting ‘Let It Be,’ Memphis Revival With Chris Shiflett
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A self-taught songwriter, frontman, label head and festival promoter, Drew Holcomb has spent much of the past decade on the road, building a grassroots following for his folk-rock band, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors. “It’s been, ‘Hustle, hustle, hustle,'” he says, talking to podcast host Chris Shiflett about his work ethic during this week’s episode of Walking the Floor. This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Drew Holcomb Talk Rewriting ‘Let It Be,’ Memphis Revival With Chris...

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Monday, 16 April 2018
Review: Tinashe’s ‘Joyride’ Is the Sound of an Innovator Trying to Fit In
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For all of Tinashe Kachingwe’s club-to-bedroom bangers – and on her sophomore album, Joyride, there are many – the young R&B singer’s vocal control comes across in unexpected ways. Take “Salt,” a heavy song about being ditched in a hotel lobby that’s full of subtle brilliance. Tinashe sings the words “Darling” and “I’ve been slowly dying” a touch after the beat, dragging her voice This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: Tinashe’s...

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Fyre Festival: Docuseries on Disastrous Event in the Works at Hulu
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The story of the disastrous Fyre Festival will be told in an upcoming docuseries that Hulu will stream in 2019. The Cinemart – the production company behind Jay-Z’s Time: The Kalief Browder Story and Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story – will develop This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Fyre Festival: Docuseries on Disastrous Event in the Works at...

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A Perfect Circle Salute David Bowie, Carrie Fisher on New Song
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A Perfect Circle salute recently deceased pop culture icons on their cinematic new song, “So Long, and Thanks for All The Fish.” Singer Maynard James Keenan references the deaths of Gene Wilder, David Bowie, Muhammad Ali and Carrie Fisher on the single from their upcoming LP, Eat the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: A Perfect Circle Salute David Bowie, Carrie Fisher on New...

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Monday, 16 April 2018
The Scene: Montreal’s Laid-Back Vibe Inspires Artists to Create
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Canada is the second largest country in the world, and the birthplace of famous artists like Justin Bieber, Drake, The Weeknd, Shania Twain, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Alessia Cara, Grimes and Carly Rae Jepsen. So, in the third part of Rolling Stone‘s video series, “The Scene,” our correspondent Afika Nxumalo visits the laid-back city of Montreal to explore the musical talents and This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: The Scene: Montreal’s Laid-Back Vibe Inspires Artists to...

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Coachella 2018: The 18 Best Things We Saw at Weekend One
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This weekend, Coachella returned to Indio, and the small Southern California town once again became the center of the music world. Beyoncé reigned supreme, but rising stars like Cardi B, Brockhampton and, ahem, Yodel Kid all made strong showings. Here’s the best of what we...

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2018 ACM Awards: 15 Best, Worst and WTF Moments
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To use some Las Vegas lingo, the 53rd ACM Awards were pretty much a push, as any major wins the show pulled off were tempered with missteps and head-scratching moments. Women delivered some of the night’s best performances, but were shut out of the Entertainer of the Year race. Brothers Osborne and Old Dominion both cemented their status, but neither received a performance slot. And the shadow This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 2018 ACM Awards: 15 Best, Worst and...

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Beyonce Expands HBCU Scholarship Program in Second Year
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Beyoncé announced the four schools benefiting from the second installment of her Formation Scholars Awards Program, a part of the singer’s BeyGOOD Initiative. One student from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Beyonce Expands HBCU Scholarship Program in Second...

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Marty Stuart Enlists Chris Stapleton, John Prine for Annual ‘Late Night Jam’
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Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam returns to Nashville this summer for the 17th year, bringing a hand-picked lineup of songwriters, square dancers and comedians to the Ryman Auditorium. As usual, the event will take place during the annual CMA Music Festival, kicking off at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6th, and running until the wee small hours. Hosted by Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Marty Stuart Enlists Chris Stapleton, John Prine for Annual ‘Late...

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Watch John Oliver Answer Cardi B’s Tax Rant About ‘Motherf–king Money’
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With Tax Day just ahead on April 17th, John Oliver focused the main segment of Sunday’s Last Week Tonight on that dreaded non-holiday – which he dubbed “the government’s GoFundMe page.” Many Americans feel perplexed and infuriated by the our tax system – including rapper Cardi B, who recently posted a This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch John Oliver Answer Cardi B’s Tax Rant About ‘Motherf–king...

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‘Silicon Valley’: Welcome to the Tech Industry’s Heart of Darkness
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“What we’re doing here is amazing,” Thomas Middleditch’s Richard tells a group of coders in the superbly dark new season of Silicon Valley. “We are building the world’s first truly open, truly free, decentralized Internet!” Still a few bugs in the system, though. Mike Judge’s HBO comedy has taken a leap this season, as the Pied Piper crew takes a hard look into the dark web. Satirizing This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: ‘Silicon Valley’: Welcome to the Tech...

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